Steel Buildings Larger domestic sheds
Larger, more-expensive sheds are typically constructed of wood. They include features typically found in house construction. Such as windows, a shingled roof, and electrical outlets. Larger sheds provide more space for engaging in hobbies. Such as gardening, small engine repair, or tinkering. Some sheds have small porches or include furniture. These features allows them to be used for relaxation purposes.
In some cases, teleworkers and homeworkers
use wooden garden sheds as outdoor offices.
There is a growing industry in providing “off the peg” garden offices to cater for this demand, particularly in the UK but also in the US.
Shed owners can customize wooden sheds to match the features (e.g., siding, trim, etc.) of the main house. A number of decorative options can be added to sheds, such as dormers, shutters, flowerboxes, finials, and weathervanes. As well, practical options can be added such as benches, ramps, ventilation systems (e.g., in cases where a swimming pool heater is installed in a shed), and electric lighting.
Sheds designed for gardening, called “potting sheds”, often feature windows or skylights for illumination, ventilation grilles, and a potter’s bench for mixing soil and re-potting plants.
- Garden sheds — The vast majority of sheds are garden sheds, including allotment sheds. This class of sheds also includes potting sheds and tool sheds. Most modern gardens are too small for more than a single shed, containing garden tools and lawn mowers.
- Bike sheds (also called bicycle sheds) usually contain a framework on which bikes can be supported and locked.
Bike sheds range from little more than a supported roof to more-complex structures with walls and locking doors.
- Boat sheds (also called boatsheds) are lockable wooden sheds built near a body of water to store small private boats, bathing suits, and related items. Boat sheds used for rowing clubs are large structures for storing skiffs.